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Queenstown, Alberta

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Queenstown.

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Around Queenstown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Okotoks. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the west of Queenstown. Okotoks has a population of 24,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chestermere. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of Queenstown and has a population of 14,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2006
Bassano   [Map]   1,345   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Brooks   [Map]   12,579   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Carseland   [Map]   ---   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Champion   [Map]   364   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Claresholm   [Map]   3,700   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Duchess   [Map]   978   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
High River   [Map]   10,716   W   41 miles [66 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nanton   [Map]   2,055   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Rockyford   [Map]   349   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rosemary   [Map]   388   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Standard   [Map]   380   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stavely   [Map]   435   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Strathmore   [Map]   10,220   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vulcan   [Map]   1,940   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Anastasia   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Arrowwood   [Map]   221   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brant   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cluny   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ensign   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gleichen   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Herronton   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hussar   [Map]   187   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Kirkcaldy   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lomond   [Map]   175   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Milo   [Map]   100   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Mossleigh   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Namaka   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Shouldice   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Stobart   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Queenstown ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blackie   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the West of Queenstown   [Map]
Champion   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Chancellor   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Cluny   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crowfoot   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ensign   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Majorville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Vulcan   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Queenstown.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Queenstown. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Queenstown ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Queenstown.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   NW   41 miles [66 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Queenstown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Queenstown. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   NW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   N   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lethbridge Co. Airport(YQL/CYQL)   [Map]   CYQL   S   69 miles [111 km]
Medicine Hat Airport(YXH/CYXH)   [Map]   CYXH   ESE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Red Deer Rgnl. (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]   CYQF   NNW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Vulcan Airport   [Map]   CFX6   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bassano Airport   [Map]   CEN2   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
High River Airport   [Map]   CEN4   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cheadle Airport   [Map]   CFQ4   NW   41 miles [66 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brooks Rgnl.   (ICAO: CYBP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John G. Diefenbaker Intl.   (YXE/CYXE)   [Map]
        Website for Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lethbridge Co. Airport   (YQL/CYQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Medicine Hat Airport   (YXH/CYXH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Red Deer Rgnl.   (YQF/CYQF)   [Map]
        Website for Red Deer Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Queenstown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Queenstown were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Queenstown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Queenstown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Queenstown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Queenstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Queenstown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.6333, Longitude: -112.9333     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Queenstown), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Queenstown.